Experience and Credentials
More than two decades have gone by since Dr. Gonzalez-Miramontes has risen to the likes of Donatello or Picasso in the field of facial rejuvenation. Like the artist who creates sculptures from the unearthed clay, Dr. Miramontes reshapes and restores the aged face to youth from the deep tissues, those known to lie closest to the heart of the problem. He does so by having adopted the most fundamental principles of anatomy and surgical techniques that were taught to him by the master(s) in facelift surgery.
Credentials and Education
Dr. Miramontes attended school at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, México and graduated in 1988. Dr. Miramontes completed his residency training in plastic surgery in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1994. That same year, he was accepted for postgraduate training in advanced facial plastic surgery with the esteemed Professor Dr. Bruce Connell (considered the greatest facial plastic surgeon in the world) in Irvine, California. In addition, Dr. Miramontes attended Fellowship training in the Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. During Dr. Miramontes postgraduate training, Dr. Bruce Connell recognized Dr. Miramontes as the gifted student and became his mentor. Under Dr. Connell’s mentorship, Dr. Miramontes traveled around the world to visit the other leading-edge surgery rooms of other plastic surgeons (considered the masters in facial plastic surgery) to learn their secrets and perfect his surgical skills, including:
- Dr. Fritz Barton (Dallas, Texas)
- Dr. Steve Byrd (Dallas, Texas)
- Dr. Andre Camirand (Montreal, Canada)
- Dr. Robert Flower (Honolulu, Hawaii)
- Dr. Steven Hoefflin (Santa Monica, California)
- Dr. Ivo Pitanguy (Rio Janeiro Brasil)
- Dr. Jack Gunter (Dallas, Texas)
- Dr. Sam Hamra (Dallas Texas)
- Dr. Luis Vasconez (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Dr. James Stuzin (Boca Raton, Florida)
- Dr. Edward Terino (Agoura Hills, California)
- Dr. Nicanor Isse (NewPort Beach California)
At the close of this period, Dr.Connell invited Dr. Miramontes to work alongside him at his internationally recognized plastic surgery practice in Los Angeles, California. Evolving from student to colleague, Dr. Hector G. Miramontes and Dr. Bruce Connell worked alongside one another for seven years. Their dynamic collaboration created contemporary facial plastic surgical techniques that can be recognized today in leading medical publications and journal(s).
Dr. Miramontes is a member of the following societies:
- Mexican Association of Plastic Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery AMCPER.
- Associación Mexicana de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva, A.C.
- Ibero-Latin American Federation of Plastic Surgeons FILACP. Title of “Specialist” in plastic surgery.
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Miramontes is also a member of the elite Connell Society. Former apprentices, known as Connell Fellows, gather regularly from around the globe at the collective Connell Society to learn from one another and their mentor, Dr. Bruce Connell.
Dr. Hector G. Miramontes established his facial plastic surgery practice, Innovare for Plastic Surgery, in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1995. Dr. Miramontes couples his inherent culture of Mexican warmth with his mastery of the most advanced facial surgery technique in the last 50 years (the “Super High SMAS” face and neck lift using the deep plane approach). This technique, untethered by fillers, fat injection, or implants, has been peer reviewed as the best in facelift surgery today, ensuring natural and long-lasting results.
Dr. Hector G. Miramontes, Dr. Luis Vazcones (plastic surgeon, Birmingham, AL), and Dr. Bruce Connell (The Father of the Post Modern Facelift)
Dr. Sam Hamra (Dallas, Texas) and Dr. Hector G. Miramontes
Dr. Ivo Pitanguy (plastic surgeon, Rio de Janeiro) and Dr. Hector G. Miramontes
Dr. Hector G. Miramontes (the young gifted plastic surgeon) training at the famous Pitanguy Clinic.
Dr. Luis Toledo (plastic surgeon, Brazil), Dr. Bruce Connell, and Dr. Hector G. Miramontes
Dr. Hector G. Miramontes and Dr. Paul Tessier (French plastic surgeon, recognized as the Father of the Modern Craniofacial Surgery)
Dr. Hector G. Miramontes with his mentor Dr. Bruce Connell (the Father of the Modern Facelift)
Today, Dr. Hector G. Miramontes is recognized as one of the main professors for esthetic facial surgery in the Mexican Society of Plastic Surgery and is requested to lecture at select plastic surgery conferences around the world.